Category Archives: Upcoming Events

Join Us for Holy Week! 4/14, 4/18, 4/21

Palm Sunday April 14th, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church in Essex Maundy Thursday April 18th, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church in Essex We will reflect on the last evening of Jesus’ time on earth in a service that includes communion, foot/hand washing, and Tenebrae. Holy Saturday Centering Prayer March 31st, 10 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service  […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: April 2019

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we host the local Monday night Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries dinner at our church. We are looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at revjperkett@gmail.com or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Centering Prayer: April 2019

Every Saturday, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks an inner transformative process.   Most would say that […]
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Centering Prayer & Lectio Cancelled

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina have been cancelled on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

3/13: A Night of Musical Sharing – Hymn Sing

Join us on Wed. March 13th, at 7 p.m. for a hymn sing! Come & request your favorite hymns!

11/17: Thankful Hearts Bazaar

Saturday, November 17th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The First Baptist Church in Essex at 10 Prospect Street will be celebrating the upcoming holiday season with a “Thankful Hearts” Christmas Bazaar. On Saturday, November 17, from 9 to 3, the Fellowship Hall will be arrayed with lovely and unique handmade gifts, wooden ware, jewelry, wreaths, […]
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10/29: Pasta Dinner for Haiti

  First Baptist Church in Essex is holding a fundraiser for our second mission trip to Haiti, where we will continue to help construct Mercy Hospital. Click here to read Steven’s letter about last year’s trip & this year’s plans. October 21st, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. seating. $7 per dinner. Tickets sold at the door & […]
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10/15: Sing Out: Changing the Race Dance

CANCELLED. Unfortunately, Soyinka was in an accident and had to undergo surgery. We are postponing the event. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  Monday, Oct. 15th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in our sanctuary at FBC Soyinka Rahim will teach us her uplifting songs and provide opportunity to sing together in community. All Ages […]
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10/14: Changing the Race Dance: Supportive Practices

CANCELLED. Unfortunately, Soyinka was in an accident and had to undergo surgery. We are postponing the event. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.  Sunday, Oct. 14th, 1 – 4 PM, Ages 14+ at Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, CT Explore meaningful questions and a hopeful community-based practice for addressing race, racism, and […]
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Centering Prayer: Oct. & Nov. 2018

Every Saturday, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall Exception: Sat. Nov. 17th is our Thankful Hearts Bazaar, so we will not have Centering Prayer on that day.  Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method […]
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